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Seated group portrait of five ...

Seated group portrait of five ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Seated group portrait of five villagers or Bedouin men in the region of Al Ain oasis. Five men holding rifles kneel in the sand in half shade. All the men wear thobes (long shirts) and headscarves (ghutra). At the centre of the group a man wears a khanjar (dagger) on a cartridge belt attached to leather bandoliers over his thobe, and also holds a camel stick. In the far background a few trees grow in the along the horizon. This image was taken during April 6-30, 1948, when Wilfred Thesiger stayed at Al Muwaiji fort in Al Ain as a guest of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City
Cultural Group
Arab?; Bedouin?
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
April 6-30, 1948

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